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January 2023 Speaker News

January 2023 Speaker News

We hope everyone is having a good start to 2023. This is our January Speaker news round up this month featuring feedbacks on Darren Edwards, Anna Hemmings, Phil Olley, Matt Ellison and Anthony Bennett; updated speaking topics from Andrew McNeil and Dan Keeley; we welcome Mike Greene to the website and we have an updated showreel from Nick Jankel. 


A true master of telling a story, he spoke with passion for sport and indeed, how he coped with fame.  The audience were in hysterics and the hour simply flew by.  It was a pleasure to welcome SteveOn Steve DavisNovember 2022

Phill’s presentation was packed with great ideas and examples across the key topics which resonated with our audience of salon owners and managers providing key take aways designed to help them grow their business and focus on themselves and their team’s success . During the session Phill covered :-leadership , enhanced performance to improve results, goal setting , taking action to achieve and personal and business breakthroughs . On Phil Olley – November 2022

He was an absolute super-star. The pupils were blown away by his presentation and both year groups came away absolutely buzzing with excitement and inspiration. On Darren Edwards November 2022

I just wanted to say a huge thanks for having recommended Matt; he was excellent.He gave two very honest, inspirational and interesting talks to over 400 students, parents and staff today. On Matt Ellison – December 2022

Anna’s session was without doubt the highlight of our conference this year and left even our most battle-hardened and cynical delivery engineers inspired and determined to challenge themselves to go further.On Anna HemmingsNovember 2022

Anthony was fantastic. His speech was inspirational, we have had such positive feedback from staff saying that they were really touched by his story and related to a lot if what he said. On Anthony Bennett – November 2022


Andrew McNeill has spent 20 years in senior leadership, most recently consulting on a £7bn national programme. Throughout his career he has led large teams in high pressure environments.

He is also an accredited mindfulness teacher and brought these two worlds together in his book Organisational Mindfulness – a How-to Guide in 2019, which has sold in 4 continents. He has sent us new details on a new talk –

Finding our inner Phoenix – preventing and recovering from burnout

Andrew discovered mindfulness and other thriving tools 11 years ago when he was burnt out and had to step back from work to find techniques that would help him from being overwhelmed and able to work effectively in a high pressure environment.  In this talk Andrew shares his experience of approaching these tools as a skeptic and describes how they have transformed his life, his leadership skills and his career.  He invites questions from anyone who is interested in exploring this further and finding out more about why and how it will help.

From this talk you will take away

  • Initial neuroscience insights
  • An introduction to mindfulness
  • Tools to help you integrate these insights into your life

Dan KeeleyDan Keeley is one of the UK’s leading mental health activists, thought leaders and keynote speakers on a mission to empower the UK to speak up when they are suffering. In 2017, after a 5 year battle with bipolar disorder and coming close to taking his own life, Dan ran 1250 miles from the Colosseum in Rome back to the London Eye to share his story on a national scale – raising over £15,000 for The Campaign Against Living Miserably and inspiring hundreds of others to speak up about their own personal battles.

His newest talk details are below –

Session 1 – Men, Masculinity and Mental Health

Dan Keeley will discuss all things men, masculinity and mental health from his own perspective and lived experience, sharing his unique brand of wisdom that never fails to illuminate and inspire. Dan will be discussing some of the big questions: – Why is suicide still the leading cause of death for men under 45? – Why do men find it so hard to speak up when they are suffering? – How do we find the courage to speak up when we’re suffering? – How do we create the safe space for others to speak up when they’re struggling? He will delve into the concept of masculinity and how this has changed over the past few decades, weaving in a range of narratives around the power of putting ourselves first, the fact that we’re connected through our ‘weaknesses’, not our strengths, and why it’s so important, particularly for men, to speak up when we are struggling.


We are delighted to welcome entrepreneur Mike Greene to the website

Mike Greene is an entrepreneur, growth mentor, consultant, and speaker on strategic change and Leadership. Born and raised on council estates, Mike Greene has worked hard to achieve success within the business world.

Mike rose through the ranks and by his early twenties had established his own retail consultancy business; a meteoric rise, followed by a dramatic change in fortunes, which resulted in him losing everything. Undeterred he did it all again – but this time, he did it right.

After taking a few years to rebuild his corporate career working with Global oil companies and retailers to develop their retail businesses and advising across dozens of countries Mike bought retail consultancy “him!” with Tom Fender and together they grew it into a £multimillion business working across Europe and with offices in the UK, USA, Australia, and New Zealand before selling to WRBM (William Reed Ltd).

In 2011/12 Mike starred as one of Channel 4’s Secret Millionaires. Following the programme, which had a great impact on him, he sold his main business and took a three-month sabbatical with the personal challenge to raise £100,000 for 100 charities in 100 days. He was successful in this bid and was inspired to go on to commit one-third of his time to help charities and mentoring people to change their lives for the better.

For details on his speaking subjects please visit his webpage.


Nick Jankel is a sought-after professional and international keynote speaker who inspires, motivates, and empowers audiences all over the world to forge the future—rather than fail it.

Nick has led over 100 transformational innovation programs for enterprises like Diageo, Novartis, Vodafone, Tesco, and Microsoft leveraging his own and proven Exponential & Sustainable™ process, including the innovation of the most successful TV in history; and has educated over 100,000 leaders—from orgs like Nike, Intel, Zalando, Unilever, HSBC, NHS, LEGO, and Google—harnessing his comprehensive Cell to System™ curriculum for transformational leadership.

He has recently sent us his new showreel below –


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.